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Runic Dictionary

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Sigv ErfÓl 19I l. 2

gram — of the ruler

lemma:

1. gramr (noun m.): ruler

readings:

notes:

[2] fyr gram ‘in front of the ruler’: Finnur Jónsson (Hkr 1893-1901, IV; Skj B) takes this instead as ‘by the king’, to give det hårde skjold kløvedes af kongen ‘the hard shield was sundered by the king’. However, this assumes a non-standard sense of fyr and sits uneasily with the otherwise elegaic tone of this stanza. A further possibility is that fyr has the sense ‘to the disadvantage or disfavour of’ (LP: fyr, fyrir B4).

kennings:

grammar:

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